February 15, 2000
History of Square Dancing
Kenny Reese: I thought this was a fairly succinct summary of how we got to where we are.
Nothing appears to me to give the children so much becoming confidence and behavior, and so to raise them to the conversation of those above their age, as dancing. I think they should be taught to dance as soon as they are capable of learning it, for, though it consist only of outward gracefullness of motion, yet I know not how, it gives children manly thoughts and carriage more than any thing.